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How do the stats effect things?

A topic by Gshen created Oct 07, 2018 Views: 347 Replies: 2
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I love the game more than you can know , it's beyond amazing, seriously, and I'm just counting the days from now on. I was wondering how the stats all work. I noticed that by the end of the demo I'm known as a "gentle weirdo" even though I'm leaning heavily toward ambitious, independent, and aggressive - is how people see you different to your actual attitude? Can you have secret motivations? And how do the stats effect the game later on?

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Thank you for your kind words~ Some people have remarked the stat bars are slightly confusing/they're reading them the opposite (the GUI will definitely be altered), so that might be why your aggression bar doesn't seem to correlate with your reputation.

Stats affect different things, such as dialogue options, character reactions, and the "ending path" that you're on. Your reputation is usually a reflection of your stats, or at least certain ones. Secret motivations are a bit of a tricky thing to address, but you certainly can have them, to some extent. ;)  The demo version of the reputation/stats is a taste of the final game, where the bars (and reputation) will move more slowly and start to gradually affect things more and more. 

There are also unseen stats that are affected by conversations and behavior, which in turn affect both your reputation and your ending path. 

Hope this answered your question some, the system is fairly complicated but should turn out to be enjoyable!

Thank you for taking the time to explain it all :) Hope everything is going well and I wish you all the best with game making!